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Data Protection Authorities

  • Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC)

    The PIPC is an independent body established under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to protect the privacy rights of individuals. The key role of PIPC is to deliberate on and resolve personal data-related policies, coordinate difference opinions among other government agencies on the processing of personal data.

  • Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS)

    As a competent authority of Personal Information Protection Act, MOIS is responsible for personal data policy development and investigation, and the enforcement of personal data protection legislation.

  • Korea Communications Commission (KCC)

    As a competent authority of Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, ETC, KCC regulates broadcasting and communication service providers, protects users of broadcasting and communications services, and establish and implement personal data protection policies related to broadcasting and communications.

  • Financial Services Commission (FSC)

    As a competent authority of Use and Protection of Credit Information Act, FSC is responsible for credit information protection.

  • National Human Rights Commission

    The Commission was established as a national advocacy institution for human rights protection. The key role of the commission is to ensure that inviolable, fundamental human rights of all individuals are protected and the standards of human rights are improved.

Data Protection Agency

  • Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)

    As a statutory organization, set by the of Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, ETC, KISA’s role in relation to personal data protection is to provide support and assistance to the Government and local government agencies to remedy data breaches and research and provide advice on personal data protection security standards and policies.